Headlines: Editors’ Picks

• Secret Service Head Takes Responsibility in Breach• Many Missteps by Government in Assessment of ISIS Threat More at the Newswire.

Keeping Up with the Christie Crises

Chris Christie

Cable news has been so preoccupied with the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 that they’ve lost touch with the ballooning scandals surrounding New Jersey Governor and doughnut connoisseur Chris Christie. Therefore, it falls upon us to bring you up to date on the most recent developments.

Bartcop, 1953-2014

One of our friends and allies, Bartcop, passed away this morning after a protracted illness – one which he and almost everyone he knew had expected to take him years ago. His eponymous Web site was launched in 1986 after Internet guru Marc Perkel, a fan of his e-mail newsletter "Rush Limbaugh, Lying Nazi Whore" (both Jeff Koopersmith and I were also subscribers)  cold-called him and offered to turn his newsletter into a full-fledged Web site. We're talking the very early days of the Web, the days when the new,Read More

Cutting Through Fukushima Fog: Radiation in U.S.?

If the reactor-meltdown disaster at the Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Fukushima is as dire as much of the evidence suggests — a "ticking time bomb," now with more radiation crossing the Pacific by air and ocean — what can the U.S. and international community do to mitigate the worst effects? Bernard Weiner offers suggestions.

Political News? What News? Everyone is Boring or Crazy These Days

Jeff Koopersmith tunes into FOX Nerws Channel – so you don't have to – in his latest report from the media battlefield.

Defense Department Hustles Drone and Missile Assets to Iraq

Amaani Lyle has tipped me off to a new "American Hustle." Let Amaani fill you in below the break…

To Republicans, ‘Welfare” is a Filthy Word

Jeff Koopersmith takes on the Republican establishment's obsessiuon with "welfare" — and how their racialist lizard brain has created an assault on the Affordable Care Act.

If Todd Starnes Actually HAS a Dick, He Just Stepped on it…

Todd Starnes, Fox News commentator and Twitter troll.

So there I was, at 3:30 on Wednesday afternoon, minding my own business (kinda) on Twitter, when what to my wondering eyes should appear but THIS little bit of stupidity…

Of Machiavellian Tales… and Veils

Sherrie G takes a provocative look at what may be the biggest "homeland security" hole in communities, regions, and even entire nations ruled by religious fundamentalism

Chicken Little Republicans are Half-Right; The Sky IS Falling. On Them.

Listen. My Children, and You Shall HearThe TeaGOP Die-Off is Very Near!Sherrie G on what's in the offing for Tea Party Republicans.